Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:30 AM
If they want any chance at all at a run it's finally got to come together for the Devils and Cory. Meaning he has to play as he did during that amazing stretch, and the Devils have to score for him like they do for Marty. Otherwise this team will never win more than 3 in a row.
I would think Cory's cold spell is coming to an end. We have to ride him. Give Schneider Boston, Brodeur Minny, Schneider NYR.
The bolded pretty much sums it up, and puts into perspective how difficult this is going to be. We all knew this team could not afford any real losing streaks...as we've seen, even two losses in a row is costly. I'm not in the Devils are dead and buried camp, but I think this homestand represents their final chance. If they don't come away with at least 7 points, I'm not going to say, "If they go x-x-x over their final nine..." They either show something in these big five, FINALLY, or it's over.
And even seven points isn't major cause for celebration...assuming they actually pull off that many, they'd have 78 points going into their final nine games.
If it takes 92 to get in, Devils need to go 7-2-0, 6-1-2, or 5-0-4 in their final 9 GP.
If it takes 91: 6-2-1, 5-1-3, 4-0-5
If it takes 90: 6-3-0, 5-2-2, 4-1-4
And yeah, Devils don't have a prayer of pulling off any of the above without Cory playing well again.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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